What Most People Care About

On March 26, 2020, at the once excellent but now mostly defunct website Daily Anarchist, Seth King broke almost five years of silence by publishing a piece that contained the following statement: “I don’t think libertarians, be they minimalists or anarcho-capitalists, are ever going to realize their dreams in this life. Freedom just isn’t popular.” Unfortunately, I’m inclined to concur.

Insurance Photos, Morning Stretches, & Emotion Venting (16m) – Episode 022

Episode 022 looks at taking photos and video of your home for insurance purposes; rotating out to donation old stuff that you’ve replaced with new stuff; stretching in the mornings to help yourself wake up, and putting your sleep alarm at the other end of the room; why you should always answer “yes” to someone at your door asking if you have a security system; and why it’s important to never ignore your feelings or thoughts.

The “Election Interference” Fearmongers Think You’re Stupid

Xi Jinping and Ali Khamenei prefer Joe Biden to Donald Trump. Vladimir Putin prefers Donald Trump to Joe Biden. That’s according to William Evanina, Director of the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center. “Many foreign actors,” he says, “have a preference for who wins the election, which they express through a range of overt and … Continue reading The “Election Interference” Fearmongers Think You’re Stupid

Riotous Looting, Police Brutality, Qualified Immunity, and Raising Adults (37m) – Episode 337

Episode 337 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: outsourcing security to an institution who claims not to have a duty to provide it leads to riotous looting; police brutality is a problem of authoritarianism, not racism; the abolition of qualified immunity in his lifetime; putting the focus as parents on raising adults, not on raising kids; and more.

“Peak Libertarianism?” No, Thom Hartmann is Just a Sore Winner

“We have now reached peak Libertarianism,” Thom Hartmann informs us at CounterPunch, “and this bizarre experiment that has been promoted by the billionaire class for over 40 years is literally killing us.” That claim is so bizarre on its face that it’s easy to dismiss. On the other hand, even the craziest claims can fool people if nobody takes the time to debunk them.